Founded in 2003 by Pankaj Vir Gupta and Christine Mueller, Vir.Mueller Architects combines architectural research, education, and design practice. Their work respond to the character of clients’ program, site and budget and focus on the integrity of material and craftsmanship, establishing a fundamental relationship between the physical environment and the art of making architecture. The work of Vir.Mueller Architects has been awarded and published internationally.
Christine Muellerreceived a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis (1995), and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (2000). Fluent in English, French, and German, she has lived in Germany, Switzerland, the United States of America and in India.
Pankaj Vir Gupta has taught at the School of Architecture - University of Virginia, the School of Architecture - University of Texas in Austin, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico – where he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the J. B. Jackson grant award for research. In 1999, he founded Reading India, a study-abroad program for architecture students, exploring the architecture of ancient and contemporary India. Pankaj Vir Gupta is a licensed architect in the United States, and a registered member of the Council of Indian Architects. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia (1993), and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture at Yale University (1997). Fluent in English and Hindi, he has lived in India and the United States of America.